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November 21, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh Monday proposed that handgun dealers be required to make an on-the-spot telephone check with law enforcement record-keepers to determine whether a customer is a convicted felon and thus prohibited from buying a gun.
NEWS
November 21, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh Monday proposed that handgun dealers be required to make an on-the-spot telephone check with law enforcement record-keepers to determine whether a customer is a convicted felon and thus prohibited from buying a gun.
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Keenly aware that California is on the cutting edge of trends that spread nationwide, the ever-alert National Rifle Assn. is digging in for a major fight against a newly energized campaign to ban semiautomatic military weapons in the state.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
The Legislature beat down the gun lobby Thursday and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian for his promised signature a landmark bill making California the first state to ban military-style assault weapons. Jubilant supporters, who broke out in applause when Assembly approval of the heavily lobbied measure was announced, declared that the action "sends a message" to President Bush, Congress and other state legislatures that concern for public safety outweighs the demand to sell and own semiautomatic combat arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1987
Our leaders, our politicians, the National Rifle Assn. and the people of this country can all take the blame for the tragic deaths of 43 people in the recent crash of a PSA jetliner all because of the easy availability of a handgun. Handgun controls in other nations make a big difference. In 1983 handguns killed 35 people in Japan; 8 in Great Britain; 27 in Switzerland; 6 in Canada; 7 in Sweden; 10 in Australia, and 9,014 in the U.S., according to Handgun Control Inc. God Bless America!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1998
As a Republican, I was incensed by Paul Conrad's Nov. 2 cartoon showing the outline of a so-called "assault rifle" (a meaningless term dreamed up by Handgun Control Inc.) and a coat hanger, bearing the single word, "Choice." Conrad's monolithic view of the world is simply a display of ignorance. You can tell him that there are many of us in the Republican Party, maybe much more than the party itself knows, who are pro-choice and who are also pro-self defense (what The Times calls pro-gun)
OPINION
January 14, 1990
Your claim that the National Rifle Assn. does not truly represent the interests of its members is entirely spurious. I am a life member, and I have yet to meet another member--or even non-member shooter--who agrees with the gun control measures promoted recently in Sacramento and endorsed by you. I also find it interesting that you take the NRA to task for devoting itself to the one issue (gun ownership) it exists to address, yet you don't find anything wrong with Pete Shields and Handgun Control Inc. doing the same thing on the other side of the issue.
NEWS
December 16, 1993 | Associated Press
Two gun control organizations have opened an office in the downtown skyscraper where a heavily armed gunman shot eight people to death and killed himself earlier this year. The opening of offices at 101 California by Handgun Control Inc. and the Legal Community Against Violence was a "sign of hope to California and this country," said Stephen Sposato, whose wife, Jody, died in the rampage.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
The Legislature beat down the gun lobby Thursday and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian for his promised signature a landmark bill making California the first state to ban military-style assault weapons. Jubilant supporters, who broke out in applause when Assembly approval of the heavily lobbied measure was announced, declared that the action "sends a message" to President Bush, Congress and other state legislatures that concern for public safety outweighs the demand to sell and own semiautomatic combat arms.
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Keenly aware that California is on the cutting edge of trends that spread nationwide, the ever-alert National Rifle Assn. is digging in for a major fight against a newly energized campaign to ban semiautomatic military weapons in the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1989
I was not at all surprised to see you take a shot at the NRA. Obviously, you must consider the NRA as the enemy since it continues to try and preserve the rights of the gun owners. What I find unfair is that you do not acknowledge that the anti-gun forces are also well organized. Handgun Control Inc. has spent millions pushing for gun-control legislation, and it capitalized on the Stockton incident to push its cause. Its members, like the NRA, have also bombarded our politicians with calls, visits and letters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1990
In response to your editorial "Gun Safety Still the Target" (March 19), you urge mandatory safety training for anyone buying a firearm. It is repugnant to say that a person must "go to school" in order to qualify to exercise his constitutional right to arms. How would you like it if newspaper editors were subjected to a requirement of unblemished truthful reputation, or reporters required to meet a political test, in order to write and publish? True, training is needed, but it should be voluntary, not mandatory.
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